December 19, 2012

Music and Nightlife Listings

• CONCERTS

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Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm performs winter solstice concerts on Thursday in Camden, on Friday in Portland and on Saturday in Whitefield.

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The Massachusetts hard-rock band Prospect Hill is at Asylum in Portland on Saturday.

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THURSDAY

Killswitch Engage, metal, with Shadows Fall and Acaro, State Theatre, Portland. $25; general admission. statetheatreportland.com. 8 p.m.

Portland Jazz Orchestra, 18-piece big band, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $5 in advance and for students and seniors; $9 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, winter solstice concert, "Dance Your Prayers for a New Earth," High Mountain Hall, Camden. $20, $25. 701-9557. 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Ghosts of Christmas Past Holiday Concert, songs and stories from Celtic duo Castlebay, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. $10. curtislibrary.com. 7:30 p.m.

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, winter solstice concert, "Midwifing the Awakening World," One Longfellow Square, Portland. $15 in advance; $18 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Mary Driscoll, jazz, Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. $10 in advance; $15 day of show; $5 for students. 828-1310. 8 p.m.

Ryan Montbleau Band, folk, blues, funk, 18-plus, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $12 in advance; $18 at door. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Alumni Band: "Christmas in Maine," City Theater, Biddeford. $10 in advance; $12 day of show. citytheater.org. 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Stone Mountain Christmas Show, with The Gibson Brothers and Carol Noonan & The Stone Mountain Boys, Stone Mountain Arts Center, Brownfield. $82, includes dinner. stonemountainartscenter.com. 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Pianist Jimmy Ciampi and Vocalist Susie Pepper, Hug's Italian Restaurant, Falmouth. Free. hugsitalian.com. 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Wednesday.

SATURDAY

Don Campbell Band Christmas Concert, singer-songwriter with band, Portland Players, South Portland. $14. doncampbellmusic.com. 7:30 p.m.

Prospect Hill, hard rock, with Beneath the Sheets, Asylum, Portland. $12 in advance; $15 day of show. portlandasylum.com. 8:30 p.m.

Alexis P. Suter Band, blues, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $17 in advance; $20 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 8 p.m.

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, winter solstice concert, "Birth 2012," Sheepscot General Store, Whitefield. $15 to $20. 332-5892.

Seventh Annual Joyful Noise Christmas Jazz Benefit Concert, benefit for fuel assistance program in southern Maine with the 16-piece Chris Humphrey Big Band, Church on the Cape, Kennebunkport. $10. 467-5310. 7 p.m.

"Ring Out, Christmas Bells!", with the Tapestry Singers and the Bell Choir of Second Congregational Church with Sean Fleming, Second Congregational Church, Newcastle. $12; free for students and children. 644-1174. 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday.

DEC. 27

Second Annual Keep ME Warm Benefit Show, with Eil Noll, Amy Allen and Keelan Donovan, One Longfellow Square, Portland. $10 in advance; $15 at door. onelongfellowsquare.com. 7:30 p.m.

USA USA USA, pop punk, with Absence of the Sun and The Capulet Erotic, Port City Music Hall, Portland. $12 to $25. portcitymusichall.com. 8 p.m.

Songwriters Circle, informal circle of songs led by David Dodson, Camden Public Library. Free. 236-3440. 6:30 p.m.

• COMEDY

Open Mic Comedy Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 8 p.m. Thursday and Dec. 27.

Conor McGrath and The Punk Hunks of Comedy, Geno's Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m. Thursday.

Sunday Funnies Christmas Comedy Jam, with Connor McGrath, Joe Ricchio, Brett Groh, Aharon Willows-Hebert, Sam Pelletier, Corn Tyson and Mark Reilly, Matthew's, Portland. Free. 253-1812. 9 p.m. Sunday.

• BARS/CLUBS

THURSDAY

Tim Novak, folk/country, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. Donation. 6 p.m.

The Big Lonesome, Americana, Blue, Portland. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Groove Ruckus, jazz-funk fusion, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Pitch Black Ribbons, country rock, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

Birdland Jazz, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 8 p.m.

The Waiters, blues and rock, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. therunofthemill.net. 8 p.m.

James Wholey, holiday blues, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 4 p.m.

Frank Donovan, holiday blues, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Yes We Kin, Box Tiger and In The Audience, rock, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 10 p.m.

Band Beyond Description, jam band with guests, 21-plus; Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Open Mic Night, all ages, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 p.m.

Kilcollins Band, pop and rock covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 9 p.m.

Beer Pong, Line Dancing, Karaoke and DJ B-set, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $2. 784-7785. Doors at 6 p.m.

Peter Witham and The Cozmik Zombies, twisted Americana and rockabilly, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 7:30 p.m.

FRIDAY

Theodore Treehouse, indie rock, CD-release party with The Ghost of Paul Revere and Yes We Kin, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $7. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

The Fogcutters' End of the World Ugly Xmas Sweater Party, big band jazz, Big Easy, Portland. $10. bigeasyportland.com. 8 p.m.

Doomsday Party, with Ascent To Power, End Game, Fates Last Fight and Hellcarver, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $5. clubtexas.info. 7:30 p.m.

Gothic Maine's End of the World Party, with DJs Dehuman8, Rev. Ben Powers and Ze Dark, 21-plus; Asylum, Portland. $2 before 9:30 p.m.; $5 after. gothicmaine.com. 9 p.m.

Port Sports End of the World Dance Party, Geno's Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

End of Days, electronica end of the world party, 21-plus; Pearl Lounge, Portland. 523-9600. 8 p.m.

Poor Howard & The Bullfrog, acoustic blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 5 p.m.

Rick Miller and His Band, Chicago blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Five Finger Discount, rock covers, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 9 p.m.

Welterweight, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Matt Meyer & The Gumption Junction, folk/roots, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Stereo-Type, rock, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Justin Walton, acoustic, Gritty McDuff's, Freeport. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY

Ed King Benefit Concert, with The Dark Follies, Peter Witham and more, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $10. portlandempire.com. 8:30 p.m.

Ugly Sweater Party, with Corbin and PopGirl23, 21-plus; Flask Lounge, Portland. flasklounge.com. Doors at 5 p.m.

In the Round with Shanna, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 6 p.m.

Sean Mencher & His Rhythm Kings, classic 1950s rockabilly, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Hardy Quartet, jazz, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Tickle, dance covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 10 p.m.

Pete Finkle, rock, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. therunofthemill.net. 8 p.m.

The Wetsuits, rock, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

Mike James' Blue Lions, urban Chicago Blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Erik Neilson, Oliver Waterman, Tes Is Mi Fa and The Deliberates, alt-rock, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. slaintewinebar.com. 9 p.m.

Yellow Roman Candles, acoustic folk, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 9 p.m.

Model Airplane's Funky Holiday Show, funk, Big Easy, Portland. $8. bigeasyportland.com. 7 p.m.

DJ Showdown, with The Fat Giraffe, Boondocks and DJ Rew, Geno's Rock Club, Portland. 221-2382. 9 p.m.

Moore & Moran, acoustic, Gritty McDuff's, Freeport. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m.

Poke Chop, blues, Gritty McDuff's, Portland. grittys.com. 8:30 p.m.

SUNDAY

Poor Howard, Delta blues, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 5:30 p.m.

Brunch with Sly-Chi, R&B, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. Noon.

MONDAY

James Wholey, blues and Americana, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 6 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

Rustic Overtones, rock, performing its 1998 album "Rooms By the Hour" in its entirety, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m. Wednesday and Dec. 28.

Mother Leopard, Station Eighty Five and Murcielago, rock, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. 9 p.m.

David Beam and The Custom House Gang, bluegrass and Americana, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 8 p.m.

Open Mic, featuring Chris Ross, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 7 p.m.

Open Mic Night, 21-plus; Slainte, Portland. 553-2350. 8 p.m.

Traditional Irish Session, Irish music, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 9:30 p.m.

Wayne Delano, saxophone jazz, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 7 p.m.

Mitch Alden, acoustic covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 8:30 p.m.

DEC. 27

Spose, rap, "The Yard Sale Tour," with Cam Groves and guests, Big Easy, Portland. bigeasyportland.com. 9 p.m.

Post Xmas Reggae Party, with El Grande and The Pressure Points, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. $5. portlandempire.com. 9:30 p.m.

Dharma Bird, singer-songwriter, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 8 p.m.

Samuel James and Dana Gross, roots and blues, Blue, Portland. Donation. portcityblue.com. 10 p.m.

Griffin Sherry and The Ghost of Paul Revere, newgrass, Dogfish Bar and Grille, Portland. thedogfishcompany.com. 8 p.m.

Jacob Augustine, singer-songwriter, Run of the Mill Brewpub, Saco. therunofthemill.net. 8 p.m.

Peter Gavett and Friends, acoustic folk-rock, Andy's Old Port Pub, Portland. andysoldportpub.com. 7 p.m.

Mama's Boom Shack, funk, soul and blues, Gingko Blue, Portland. gingkoblue.com. 9 p.m.

Open Mic Night, all ages, Deer Run Tavern, Yarmouth. 846-9555. 7:30 p.m.

Kilcollins Band, pop and rock covers, RiRa, Portland. rira.com. 9 p.m.

Beer Pong, Line Dancing, Karaoke and DJ B-set, 21-plus; Club Texas, Auburn. $2. 784-7785. Doors at 6 p.m.

Peter Witham and The Cozmik Zombies, twisted Americana and Rockabilly, 21-plus; Empire Dine and Dance, Portland. portlandempire.com. 7:30 p.m.

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The Ryan Montbleau Band is at Port City Music Hall in Portland on Friday.

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